Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The 11 Best R.E.M. Songs of the Post-Bill Berry Era


The N.I.T. Who the hell cares about the N.I.T? A bunch of mediocre college basketball teams competing to establish who is the least mediocre. What's the point? To prove that you don't suck as much as another team who wasn't good enough to make the NCAA tournament? That's like a bunch of blind people competing in a dart competition. Does it really matter who wins?

If they really wanted to make the N.I.T. interesting, they should invite the 32 worst teams in college basketball. And instead of the winning team moving onto the next round, the losing team moves on to play another losing team. This would continue on until one team loses all of their games. That team would be crowned the worst team in college basketball. Now that would be an amusing sporting event to watch!

Here are The 11 Best R.E.M. Songs of the Post-Bill Berry Era:

1. Parakeet (Up)
2. Final Straw (Around The Sun)
3. Walk Unafraid (Up)
4. The Apologist (Up)
5. I'll Take the Rain (Reveal)
6. Disappear (Reveal)
7. The Outsiders (Around The Sun)
8. Leaving New York (Around The Sun)
9. #9 Dream (Instant Karma)
10. She Wants To Be (Reveal)
11. At My Most Beautiful (Up)

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P.S. - All The Right Friends and Bad Day aren't eligible since they are just remakes of old songs.

4 comments:

Neil said...

I like your basketball idea, but your REM list should contain more Up and less Reveal/Around the Sun. Still, it's your list.

Why is it always the 11 best?

Lucas said...

Bill Berry played drums on #9 Dreams, so I am not sure I would call that a post Bill Berry song

Lucas said...

Bill Berry played drums on #9 Dreams, so I am not sure I would call that a post Bill Berry song

acompleteunknown said...

True about Bill Berry...

I split the band's career into 3 periods. This being the 3rd period. The "Post-Bill Berry" period was really the best title I could come up with for the period. That's not to say that Bill Berry isn't allowed to play on songs in the Post-Bill berry period. It's just the title of the period.

Make sense or totally confusing?